Every year the authorities of the various states in the US publish their data of car accident statistics. These are often times combined with all different types of accidents, including the likes of pedestrian accidents, truck accidents, motorcyclist accidents and so forth. This data is collated and published by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) via their website and data portals, accessible at: http://www.nhtsa.gov/.
We published the overview of the 2013 accident statistics here: http://www.agandauto.com/2013-data/, however that includes all types of road users. In so far as car accidents are concerned, the NHTSA provides the following sobering statistic:
Ninety-five percent of the 10.1 million vehicles involved in motor vehicle crashes in 2013 were passenger cars or light trucks.
That translates to 9,959,000 vehicles involved in accidents – and when we say vehicles, it refers to passenger cars and light trucks, as stated above. In short the car accident statistics provided here clearly indicate that the passenger cars (and light trucks) are at a much higher risk in terms of being involved in a crash as compared to other forms or modes of transportation.
Injury Accident Statistics Based on Speed Limit
Based on the statistics provided by the NHTSA, and specifically accidents where injuries were reported, within the respective speed limit bands we provide the following overview graph. (The total number of vehicles involved within which injuries were sustained amounted to 2,919,000).
From the graph above it is clear that the 35 to 40 mph speed limit band contained the highest number of crashes resulting in injuries. The total number of 816,000 (or 28%) vehicles involved in auto collisions which resulted in injuries.